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Home Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about home. This list of home poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of home poetry. This list of works about home is an excellent resource for examples on how to write home poems.

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The Dilemma of an African Child
- You want to know me ?

I am kissed by poverty at birth 
Our golden sun produces gold no more but heat
I am awaken daily to the crowing of guns 
The cock is gone and bullets are its alternative 

I...Read More
Categories: home, africa, conflict, confusion, grief, identity, society,
Form: Narrative

Blood Stained on Market Street
There must have been several of these incidents
Occurring in towns and cities all over the country
From month to month and from year to year
But to experience one at such a close range
Was enough to cause me great pain.

I left the...Read More
Categories: home, anger, bereavement, city, death, environment, farewell, heart,
Form: Narrative
An Era Lost
Deep in his heart had urgent need to go just one last time,
To place where he grew up; would childhood memories rebound?
Went with fear and misgivings; was he wise or asinine?
Step after step, he strolled over boyhood holy ground.

His old...Read More
Categories: home, culture, farewell, identity, loss, nostalgia, sad,
Form: Rhyme
Happy John
Happy John
John was brought up by his mum
For 2 decades with love and care
She provided for him
Got him all he ever needed
A happy home life

Good schooling at a top school
And a decent job with a top firm
But there was something...Read More
Categories: home, funny, gender, mother, satire,
Form: Verse
Fire call
Tones blare
Heart pounds
Prayers sent
Station bound

Turnouts on
Nomax too
Helmet, gloves
And rubber boots

That is me
Sirens sing
Engine gleams

Airpack on
Arrive on scene
Cars on fire
Patients scream

Hoses pulled
Scene assessed
Flames put out
Jaws of life spread

Patient care
EMS on scene
Life-flight inbound
Punctured spleen

Patient gone
Hospital bound
Head back home
Til next time around

...Read More
Categories: home, fire,
Form: I do not know?

Premium Member Bookshop

The ‘classics’ section is not small.
Ranks of tightly printed editions
squeeze a concertina of time.
The glossy acrylic smell of new books
is cordite to my nose,
I dodge a graphic array of explosive masterpieces.

Movies have usurped many of these books
Wikipedia factoids précis lengthy...Read More
Categories: home, poetry,
Form: Free verse

 remote reverie,
almost faded in my mind,
lives my childhood home ......Read More
Categories: home, allegory, allusion, dream, metaphor, nostalgia, poetry, remember,
Form: Senryu
What it Did
Four o’clock sure comes quickly
The early bird gets the worm
Meetings at 6:30
I’ve worked so hard for all I’ve earned
I was focused on the future
Trying to build my legacy
Rising to the top
I lost all sight of you and me
...Read More
Categories: home, conflict, confusion, crush, for her, heart, how
Form: Lyric
The Art of War
It is often thought to be absurd, at the rate in which loyalty is shown to others either as a defensive mechanism or as a macho stance of defiance. People, especially family, can often be fooled into thinking that their...Read More
Categories: home, break up, fear,
Form: Narrative
In our life-building engagement…
does genuine love prevail, upholding our commitment?

For this evaluative retrospection endeavor 
what response is needed to show our caring* fervor? 

Within our partnership, can lonely hearts find their home
feeling the warmth from our sweet grace-dome?

Do we cherish...Read More
Categories: home, care, character, christian, faith, god, jesus, true
Form: Couplet
Musing Over Afternoon Tea
Whatever happened
To afternoon tea
Served around four o-clock
It used to be a daily ceremony

Out came a pretty cloth
From an old sideboard drawer
To put on a small table
Used many times before

On to this table
Doylies and napkins placed
Precisely and carefully
There was no need...Read More
Categories: home, 10th grade,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member He Decided to Keep Me Here
I figured I would go right up to heaven
So I was ready to die, wishing for it actually.
Expecting to see my relatives, and my favorite dogs

I closed my eyes begging for God to take me
But He decided to keep me...Read More
Categories: home, god, heaven, jesus,
Form: Narrative
A Homely Place
A massive, arch-shaped hearth of stone,
old shiplap walls of weathered oak,
warm, woolen rugs of corded make,
ancient rocker, it creaks a lot.

Fire consumes thick maple logs,
perched low on a wrought iron gate,
cast shadows flicker on the wall,
on the dog snoozing by...Read More
Categories: home, imagery, places, seasons, simple, truth, winter,
Form: Blank verse
Days of the Week
Monday means rise and shine,
get out of bed and be at work on time,
it's a day some consider makes them blue
when full of stress and crying too.

Tuesday gives us our second wind,
makes up for the tiring day before
as we hustle...Read More
Categories: home, time,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Back Lot
Can you come out and play today?
For we are older now and need not fear if we fall in the water.
For no one would dare to say a word
Should we come home with mud in our hair.

Let us once more...Read More
Categories: home, childhood, fantasy,
Form: Free verse
The Next Chapter
Here I am sitting in the park again
Sapping the sweat from my face
My Spirit is at ease and mind is settled
The tumultuous moment has passed
And you have finally come out of the dark
The stage is set and I have won...Read More
Categories: home, beautiful, beauty, books, business, confidence, encouraging, food,
Form: Narrative
Broken breakfast

Breakfast appears in mourning and sorrows 
The sugar that came hanging on our lips got drown into tears
Stray bullets flew over the table singing ridiculously in chorus

The blue skies changed color crashing our hope and feelings
Fear visited every olive branch...Read More
Categories: home, 5th grade, 9th grade, america, beautiful, birth,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member My Racoons
Racoons, Racoons, bouncing everywhere!
Ceiling to floor and door to door.
Down the rain pipe, then back up.
Scuttering around seeking food
	and a comfortable place to sleep.

When night creeps up my sliding door
with lights out for the night,
I can trust in their pitter-pat
to...Read More
Categories: home, animal, grandmother, pets,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Red Shoes
The red shoes are shabby
discolored with champagne.
They started so bright and full of life,
now they sit blue and dejected.

She had to have them!
She saw the ruby slippers
that might take her home;
	anywhere not here.

She would gloss them all up,
work out the...Read More
Categories: home, absence, fantasy, sad,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Sweet Slumber Of Nip-Laden Dreams
Ah, sweet slumber of nip-laden dreams;
the milk of mother moon bestowed, 
a blessed drink and lactose-free
to this mine humble, feline throat.

Running freely through outer space,
I touch upon thy blessed universe.
My home of emerald and lapis lace,
is where in I lay...Read More
Categories: home, animal, cat, humor, pets, poems, poetry,
Form: Personification
Looking Out From My Arctic Home
Here in the Arctic land here I stay
the coldest climate found anywhere
though in recent years it's warmer
makes one wonder feeling change of air

This brings these humans over here
always click clicking in my direction
you would think I was a real beau
up...Read More
Categories: home, beautiful, bird, nature,
Form: Rhyme
A world
Dear friends in world
Stand to save the world 
Together every young and old 
A world where dreams get in mould 
A world where rights are never put in fold 
A world where justice is never put on hold
A world where...Read More
Categories: earth, freedom, growing up, home, humanity, immigration,
Form: ABC
Premium Member Chelsea's Two Sins On Goal
Chelsea was supposed to be on top 
At the half time stop 
But it was M U 
That got one through 
One nil 
As everyone left their seats for a fill 

Hopefully it will change for pensioners in blue 
Since...Read More
Categories: home, anger, blue, england, night, red, rights, soccer,
Form: Rhyme Royal
The Dangerous Five's
They dog us throughout the days of our life
With bad luck just waiting to pounce
And irrespective of to and where, or to whom
Its bad luck would always announce
The 23rd day of the 5th month of May
In our year of 1995
When...Read More
Categories: home, angst,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
She Named Him Lucky
As I was driving home one day
    a car pulled out quite quick.
Realizing what they'd done
    I instantly was sick.
Where they had stopped, a cardboard box
    did suddenly appear,
And sticking out...Read More
Categories: home, animal, truth,
Form: Rhyme

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